Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 9th Oct 2007 16:14 UTC, submitted by Rahul
Microsoft Microsoft chief executive Steve Ballmer has warned users of Red Hat Linux that they will have to pay Microsoft for its intellectual property. "People who use Red Hat, at least with respect to our intellectual property, in a sense have an obligation to compensate us," Ballmer said last week at a company event in London discussing online services in the UK.
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RE[2]: Pseudo code
by tonto on Thu 11th Oct 2007 09:54 UTC in reply to "RE: Pseudo code"
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why do the US companies compete so much, what would happen if the talent from google, microsoft, redhat, oracle, ibm, sun, and many others shared resources to make IT (software, whatever) easy for the common man/woman. Not to be National (i.e. focused on the us as there are many nations that contribute to new technologies in the IT spectrum) But, to be blunt to all (all earthlings) would benefit from partnerships with differing ideas but shared resources, not separatist strategies. Too many times the focus is on money and if anyone is following this strategy it is microsale(soft). The industry age competition was based on competing over years of competitive development. For example, the car manufactures. That made sense 10-15 years ago. But in software and hardware development lifecycles; innovation can be driven in far greater lengths (shorter timeframes) by sharing ideas in real "shared" time to the benefit of all.

Quote: "Many minds are greater than one mind, although it takes a great mind to decipher the true path of the many. Still without the direction of the many the great mind will only see one path. A good one, but not
the right one."

If the human race (each individual) could fight their own greed issues we would all be happy. Please pass this on to your friends who fall into the big "G" category. I believe and U should to that if they realize this, they will change. If they don't then they shouldn't be your friend and everyone needs friends.

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